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Government of Alberta
Alberta’s government is fully prepared to receive and distribute COVID-19 vaccines and up to 435,000 Albertans will be offered a vaccine in the first quarter of 2021. Planning and preparation is well-advanced. Alberta is in a prime position to implement a phased immunization program as soon as
Briar Stewart
A 2014 report by the National Seniors Council concluded that 50 per cent of people over the age of 80 felt lonely. With the pandemic grinding on, researchers say those feelings have been heightened, which is why advocates and social service agencies are trying to find additional ways to connect with
Government of Alberta
Alberta’s government is declaring a state of public health emergency and putting aggressive measures in place to protect the health system and reduce the rising spread of COVID-19 cases. New restrictions and increased enforcement will reduce the spread of COVID-19 in communities, protect hospitals
Medically At-Risk Driver (MARD) Centre
The Medically At-Risk Driver (MARD) Centre is inviting proposals from not-for-profit alternate transportation for seniors (ATS) service providers in rural and remote areas of the province. The spread of COVID-19 and temporary closures of alternate transportation for seniors’ (ATS) services due to
Joel Dryden
Dr. Hinshaw says it's contingent on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines. Should ongoing trials for two COVID-19 vaccine candidates continue successfully, Alberta expects it will receive around 680,000 doses early in the new year. Speaking Wednesday at a press conference, Dr. Deena Hinshaw
Government of Alberta
Targeted health measures will take effect on Nov. 13 to curb the rapid growth of COVID-19 in Alberta and protect the health system. Alberta’s government is implementing additional health measures to help protect hospitals, keep schools and businesses open, and protect vulnerable Albertans. There are
Government of Canada
On November 9, the Prime Minister announced an investment of $1.75 billion to help connect Canadians to high-speed Internet across the country, grow businesses, and create jobs. This investment will connect 98 per cent of Canadians across the country to high-speed Internet by 2026, with the goal of
World Health Organization
When COVID-19 first arose in the Canadian city of Lethbridge, the province of Alberta shut down all businesses, schools and non-essential operations. The severity of the outbreak was relatively low, but the restrictions affected the whole community. The “Lethbridge Helping Organizations COVID-19
Government of Alberta
Hon Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Community and Social Services issued the following statement recognizing November as Family Violence Prevention Month: “Family violence is devastating and happens every day. During Family Violence Prevention Month, I want to remind Albertans of what we can all do to
Imagine Canada
As charities and nonprofits continue to serve their communities while managing the impacts felt from the COVID-19 crisis, rising cases across the country spell the onset of a second wave. Fortunately, the Government of Canada recently announced updates on a series of federal supports available to